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David S. Blakely, M.D.
Board Certification:    General Psychiatry, 1984
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
M.D.:    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita 1977

Among other posts during his 13-year career at The Menninger Clinic, Dr. Blakely was president of the Medical Staff and head of the HOPE Program, a 24-bed inpatient program for psychotic and seriously ill in-patients. Prior to joining Menninger, he was a recipient of the prestigious Fellowship and Advanced Fellowship in Psychiatry at the Austen Riggs Center, Inc., in Stockbridge, Massachusetts (1981-1985). He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and past President of the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center
At Heritage since 2001, Dr. Blakely is applying years of experience in general psychiatry, therapy with adults, and treating severely disturbed patients, using medication management and both psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
Dr. Blakely has extensive experience in working with impaired but functioning professionals, such as doctors, lawyers, and clergy. Also, he is an expert at treating individuals with personality disorders and other difficult-to-treat conditions, including victims of trauma, often very troubled people who have tried several other alternatives to address their problems.
Known for treating his patients with dignity, Dr. Blakely always keeps sight of their personhood. “It’s important to collaborate with patient,” he says. “People may have illnesses, but they are still competent to make their own treatment decisions. "They’re still in the driver’s seat.”

MD, University of Kansas Medical Schools, Kansas City and Wichita, KS, 1977
Pre-Med., Chemistry Courses, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1974
AB with Distinction, Human Biology; Stanford University, Stanford, CA 1973

Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute, 2001 - present
Candidate, Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis, Topeka, KS, 1997 – 2001
Fellowship and Advanced Fellowship in Psychiatry, Austen Riggs Center, Inc., Stockbridge, MA,
1981 - 1985
Chief Resident, Stanford University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, CA, 1980 - 1981
Resident, Stanford University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, CA, 1978 - 1980
Intern, Stanford University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, CA, 1977 - 1978

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry) – 1984
Psychotherapy Strategies in a World of Constraints. Psychotherapy, LTD, sponsored by Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, Kansas, April 9, 1999.
Book Review: CULTURE AND PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS: A DSM-IV PERSPECTIVE. Ed. By Juan E. Mezzich, Arthur Kleinman, HoracioFabrega, Jr., and Delores L. Parron. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, Vol. 62, No. 1, Winter 1998, pp. 118-120.
Hospitalization in the Treatment of Professionals. Presented to the Kansas Psychiatric Society. January 13, 1996.
Coercion and Countertransference. The Psychiatric Hospital, Journal of the NAPPH, Fall 1985, p. 77.
American Medical Association
Kansas Medical Society
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychoanalytic Association
Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis
Alpha-Sigma Phi Scholar of the Year, 1973
“Outstanding Young Man of America” 1985
American Psychiatric Association Fellow, 1993